37-7-1503. Prescription drug registry -- reporting requirements. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), each entity licensed by the board as a certified pharmacy or as an out-of-state mail order pharmacy that dispenses drugs to patients in Montana shall provide prescription drug order information for controlled substances to the registry by:
(a) electronically transmitting the information in a format established by the board unless the board has granted a waiver allowing the information to be submitted in a nonelectronic manner; and
(b) submitting the information in accordance with time limits set by the board unless the board grants an extension because:
(i) the pharmacy has suffered a mechanical or electronic failure or cannot meet the deadline for other reasons beyond its control; or
(ii) the board is unable to receive electronic submissions.
(2) This section does not apply to:
(a) a prescriber who dispenses or administers drugs to the prescriber's patients; or
(b) a prescription drug order for a controlled substance dispensed to a person who is hospitalized.
History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 241, L. 2011.